Stewart Clem

Stewart Clem

M.Div., Duke Divinity School
M.A., Philosophy, Oklahoma State University
B.A., Philosophy, Oklahoma State University
B.A., Political Science, Oklahoma State University
 

Stewart Clem is a doctoral student in Moral Theology/Christian Ethics. His research focuses on the ethics of Thomas Aquinas and draws upon his insights to address some of the most pressing ethical and social concerns of our own day. What do we owe each other as human beings in terms of speech? Must we always tell the truth? How should we determine what kinds of speech should be protected and what should be prohibited? In addition to addressing contemporary concerns such as legal testimony, whistle-blowing, and government transparency, Stewart’s research addresses these and other questions by developing a Thomistic framework for examining the ethical issues surrounding human language and speech practices. The need for this kind of project has become especially clear in light of the growing concerns around free speech in our pluralistic society. This interdisciplinary endeavor brings Aquinas’s ethics into dialogue with more recent Anglo-American moral philosophy and linguistic anthropology. The project aims neither to reinvent the wheel nor to retreat to the thirteenth century, but rather, in the spirit of Aquinas’s own methodology, to engage newfound insights from a broad range of academic disciplines. 

Contact Information:

Department of Theology
130 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Stewart.D.Clem.5@nd.edu